Toledo Mud Hens 6, Louisville Bats 4 (box)
The Hens jumped out to an early lead in this one, and got a solid outing from Ryan Carpenter to earn the victory on Monday. Dawel Lugo drove in a pair in the first inning with an RBI single. Mike Gerber plated another with a sacrifice fly, though Lugo was gunned down at third for a double play. Jacob Robson drove in another in the second inning to make it 4-0. Carpenter pitched five scoreless innings before allowing a pair of runs off some loud contact in the sixth. The Hens bounced right back with solo shots from Mike Gerber and Mikie Mahtook in the sixth and seventh to re-open a four-run lead and held on despite a pair of runs allowed off of Phillipe Aumont in relief.
Gerber: 2-3, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
Lugo: 2-4, 2 RBI
Carpenter (W): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 SO
Coming up next: The Bats and Hens meet up again at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday night.
Erie SeaWolves: off day
The SeaWolves were idle on Monday after getting swept in a rain-shortened two-game set against the Akron RubberDucks over the weeked. They will be in Portland on Tuesday night to open a three-game set with the Sea Dogs. Teddy Stankiewicz goes for Portland while Erie has yet to announce a starter.
Lakeland Flying Tigers: off day
The Flygers were idle on Monday as well. They will send Casey Mize, the Tigers’ top prospect, to the mound in Dunedin on Tuesday as he makes his season debut. He will duel Maverik Buffo and the Blue Jays at 6:30 p.m. ET. Lakeland got to Buffo for three runs in six innings despite striking out eight times back on July 25.
Wilkel Hernandez tossed his best start of the season on Monday and the Whitecaps offense backed him with three runs. Hernandez allowed just one hit in five innings of work, striking out six. Kody Clemens, Joey Morgan and Colby Bortles each doubled in the game, with Morgan scoring twice. Dylan Rosa tripled home Morgan in the fourth and scored on a Luke Sherley bunt single.
Morgan: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, BB
Rosa: 2-4, 3B, R, RBI, 2 SO
Hernandez (W): 5.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 6 SO
Coming up next: The Cubs and Whitecaps will meet up again on Tuesday night. No starters have been announced yet.
Connecticut Tigers 4, Vermont Lake Monsters 3 (box)
Gio Arriera was hit around on Monday, but didn’t walk a batter and held the Monsters to three runs (two earned) across six innings of work. Unfortunately, those three runs gave the Monsters a late 3-1 lead. Felix Viloria took over from Arriera and set up the comeback by blanking the Monsters the rest of the way. The Tigers bounced back with an RBI single from Reece Hampton to score Isrrael De La Cruz in the bottom of the seventh, but still came to the bottom of the ninth down a run. De La Cruz led off the inning with a single and went to third on a Hampton double. The Monsters intentionally walked Clark Brinkman to load the bases, but Sam McMillan and Nick Ames came through with back-to-back singles to earn the walk-off victory.
Hampton: 3-4, 2B, 3B, R, 2 RBI, SO
De La Cruz: 1-2, 3 R, 2 BB, SB
Arriera: 6.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R (2 ER), 4 SO
Coming up next: The Lake Monsters and the Tigers meet up again Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.